Mar 2008

I love Saturdays

As a parent, really Saturdays should be the same as any other day. The child still needs to be cared for, meals cooked, dishes done, laundry loaded. All the chores are still there. And even though hubby gets up to go to kung fu practice and leaves more or less at the same time he goes to work, Saturdays are different right from the get-go.
Maybe I just cut myself more slack on Saturdays, knowing that a little "me" time is healthy. Of course, I know Daddy will be home in time for lunch and then there will be two of us. I'll have a partner to get through the day with. It won't be that lonely journey that being the stay-at-home parent can be.
Anyway, I love Saturdays. I'd like more of Saturday, I think I'm going to rename Wednesday. Think how much more enjoyable "the hump of the week" would be if it had a funkier name like "Saturday". I know some will say that Sunday is the obvious choice, but all too often Sunday is just the day before MONDAY. Besides, days as good as Saturday should be spread out a bit. Yes, Wednesday is the obvious choice, if you think about it.

Working and Merlin's words

So, it's been a while...
A job found me (literally) - possibly 2, actually. I'm working part-time in a law library for a labour law firm. Kind of my dream job. Really friendly folk and I have a lot of autonomy.
The second is a few hours a week lending support to families with a child that has been diagnosed as deaf or hard of hearing. I've been shortlisted for that, so I don't know yet.

My main reason for posting is to say how excited we are with Merlin's progress. He's been talking/signing up a storm. He had about 10 words and signs before the implant. He now has over 150. For those that want to keep up to his signing, check out this
list of words Merlin knows.

Oh, and I should follow up with my Leopard rant... the 10.5.2 release seems to have fixed my problems. My mac is a mac again. But I still say Apple could have acknowledged the problems instead of acting like they didn't know what we were talking about.

Oh yeah, and we bought a house. More on that later, I'm sure.